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AES Breaks Ground on Alamitos Energy Center in California

LCG, July 25, 2017--AES Alamitos, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (AES), broke ground Friday on the new Alamitos Energy Center (AEC), located in Long Beach, California. The facilities include a nominal 640-MW, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power block; four, natural gas-fired,100-MW, simple cycle units; plus a 100-MW battery energy storage system. The new facilities will be installed on approximately 21 acres of the existing 71-acre site, where the existing gas-fired, 1950s-era Alamitos Generating Station Units 1-6 currently provide a net generating capacity of 1,950 MW.

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San Diego County Water Authority Seeks Proposals for 500-MW Pumped Storage Project

LCG, July 21, 2017--The San Diego County Water Authority Tuesday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego that would expand use of existing hydroelectric infrastructure at San Vicente Reservoir. The project could potentially dampen water rate increases and provide greater opportunities for renewable energy development in the area.

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LCG Consulting is to release comprehensive 2015 CAISO CRR auction values just prior to auction



LCG, August 1, 2014--LCG Consulting of Los Altos, California is to release California ISO (CAISO) Congestion Revenue Rights (CRR) Annual Auction results prior to the Tier 1 nomination window close on September 18, 2014.

Congestion revenue rights are financial instruments used by entities in the CAISO markets, primarily, to hedge against congestion costs in the CAISO day-ahead market. CRRs are mainly obtained through CRR allocations and CRR auctions. LCG will forecast the expected value of all CRR biddable locations over the peak and off-peak periods of 2015. LCG has produced forecasts, for several existing clients in California, prior to the Monthly CRR Auction Tier 1 Nominations for eight consecutive auctions in partnership with Power Market Consulting, Inc. (PMCI) who provides distribution and additional analytics. Henry Shin, President of PMCI reflected on LCG's offering saying, "LCG’s forward-looking analytics complement our historical analytics and provide a comprehensive set of analytics customized for our CRR clients. In addition to CRR analytics, LCG staff has provided very timely and relevant market insights to our CRR clients by explaining the price and congestion drivers in the CAISO market."

To develop the CRR forecasts, LCG Consulting uses its UPLAN Network Power Model (UPLAN-NPM) to forecast prices based upon frequent updates of the most current market information obtained from a multitude of sources. The database updates reflect revised forecasts of fuel prices, load or wind generation; new announcements regarding transmission or generator outages (or the return to service); the retirement of generators; and the commencement of commercial operation of newly installed generators. Please contact LCG at info@energyonline.com for the auction forecasts.

UPLAN-NPM simulates the electricity market using Security-Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) and Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED), with a full (AC or DC) network transmission model and projects hourly Locational Market Prices (LMP). It performs coordinated marginal (opportunity) cost-based energy and ancillary service procurement, congestion management, full-fledged contingency analysis using SCUC and Reliability (or Residual) Unit Commitment (RUC) and SCED similar to those used by most market operators in the country, including CAISO. Information regarding UPLAN-NPM is available at http://energyonline.com/Products/UPlane.aspx


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